Not as hot today. Manageable temperatures and rain chances this week.
Heat relief is finally here! After folks topping out in the mid 90s ahead of the scattered storms yesterday, we are mainly in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon, but a few locations have stayed as low as the lower 80s! Skies are partly cloudy behind the cold front, but there's still plenty of sunshine. Rain activity has shifted off to our south today, but it will be back as we head through the week.
After topping out mainly in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon, we drop into the 70s and then the 60s overnight as skies clear out. With the drier air in place, a few locations might briefly sneak down toward the upper 50s around daybreak, but I think most of us start Tuesday in the low to mid 60s. Under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, we climb back in the mid to possibly upper 80s for Tuesday afternoon. Rain chances, once again, stay off to our south.
That begins to change as we head into the middle and latter part of the week. Moisture begins to come back northward into the Tennessee Valley. Starting Wednesday, we begin to introduce daily hit or miss showers and storms to the area, typical summertime storm activity. Afternoon highs this week mostly stay in the mid to upper 80s, and although heat index values climb a bit late week as moisture increases, they still look to stay under 100 degrees.
We are watching a few features in the Atlantic. A weak disturbance in the northwestern Gulf has a low probability of developing into a tropical depression or low-end tropical storm as it approaches the Texas coast the next few days. A tropical wave out in the Atlantic has a high probability of developing into a tropical depression or stronger as it moves toward and then through the Caribbean this week. Models are in good agreement that this tracks on a very low-latitude westerly course toward Central America, with no threat to the United States. For our local area, we expect no impacts to the Tennessee Valley from either disturbance.